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Mexico Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Do U.S. citizens need a passport to travel to...
Find out about current entry requirements and whether you need a passport for travel to Mexico.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?
To decide what is the best time of year to travel to Mexico, you need to take into account the weather and events and whether it's high or low season.
No Bikini Required: Nude and Topless Beaches in...
Hoping to enjoy your Mexican vacation in the buff? Here is the low-down on topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts in Mexico.
Not hot all the time! Find out what weather to...
The weather in Mexico varies by region. Here's info about the climate and seasons to help you decide when to travel and what to pack.
The Top 10 Adults-Only Resorts in Mexico
Find Mexico's best adults-only resorts and hotels.
When Should You Tip in Mexico, and How Much?
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.
Packing Essentials: What You Need on a Trip to...
Deciding what to take and what to leave behind is an important part of your travel planning. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip to Mexico.
10 Picture-Perfect Beach Destinations in Mexico
Wondering where you should go for your Mexican beach vacation? This list of the most popular Mexico beach destinations will help you decide.
What Travel Documents Do You Need for Mexico?
For travel to Mexico by land and sea, there are a few valid travel documents that may act as substitutes for a passport.
What You Must Know Before Your Child Travels to...
Entry requirements for children's travel to Mexico.
10 Essential Mexico City Sights
The top ten Mexico City sights you should visit to make the most of your time.
What is the Mexican Birthday Song?
This traditional Mexican song is sung in the morning to wake up a loved one on their birthday. Here are the lyrics and a translation of Las Mañanitas.
The Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910, and lasted for ten years. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz. Read about the causes and outcome of the Mexican Revolution.
Cancun's 5 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Hotels
Great adults only all inclusives in Cancun. Discover five of the best all inclusive hotels and resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
Thinking about traveling to Mexico during...
Travel to certain areas of Mexico during hurricane season carries both advantages and risks.
From World Wonders to Water Parks: The Top 10...
Don't just stay in Cancun! Explore the area by taking one of these Cancun day trips.
When Is Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Mexico?
Semana Santa is a major holiday in Mexico. Find out the dates of Semana Santa.
All You Need to Know about Exchanging Money in...
Find out the best way to carry money with you on your trip to Mexico, and where to exchange it to pesos in order to get the best exchange rate.
Top Mexico Destinations
A directory listing of Mexico destinations. Mexico has so many great destinations it may be hard to pick where you want to go. Here's some basic information about Mexico's most popular destinations to help you choose the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.
What Is a Passport Card and How Can You Get One?
Offered as an alternative to the traditional passport, the passport card is geared toward US citizens who frequently cross borders over land or water into Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.
What's the meaning of the Mexican Flag?
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag, and its colors and symbols.
Do Minors Traveling in Mexico Need a Parental...
When only one parent is traveling with a child, they must carry a notarized letter from the other parent authorizing the child to travel to Mexico.
When Should You Visit Mexico? A Month-by-Month...
This month-by-month guide to Mexico highlights the most important festivals, holidays, and events taking place each month of the year, as well as offering information about weather conditions, and high season to help you decide when to travel to Mexico.
New Rules for Exchanging US Dollars for Pesos...
There are new regulations regarding exchanging US dollars in Mexico that may affect how you can pay for goods and services.
8 things to consider before you travel to Mexico
Here is some information you want to be sure to be aware of when planning a trip to Mexico.
4 Great Riviera Maya Adults-Only All-Inclusives
El Dorado Casitas Royale is an adults-only all-inclusive, situated in a private section of the El Dorado Royale resort in the Riviera Maya.
Learn About Holy Week and Easter Traditions in...
Holy Week in Mexico is both a religious and a secular holiday. Find out how Mexicans celebrate Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter.
13 Must-Know Travel Tips for Staying Safe in...
In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety.
5 Secret Mexican Beaches: Escape to a Hidden...
Forget Acapulco, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. These secret beach destinations offer sun and sand without the crowds.
Visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya: Where to Go,...
The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera is a beautiful destination south of Cancun. It has some of Mexico's best beaches and lots of options for ecotourism and watersports.
Mexico’s Top 5 Islands
Five of Mexico's best islands, from an uninhabited isla in Baja to a fun-filled tourist spot near Cancun.
Mexico's Best Surf Spots
The best surf spots in Mexico. From Baja California to Oaxaca, here are the best spots for surfing in Mexico.
Celebrate Day of the Dead with these Mexican...
Learn about the history and meaning of some of the foods that are eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on the altars as offerings for the spirits.
Your Complete Guide to Cancun: Dining, Day...
Cancun, Mexico's leading tourist resort area in the state of Quintana Roo, has beautiful beaches and modern hotels.
Honoring the deceased: Mexico's Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead (called Día de los Muertos in Spanish), is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.
Lose Your Inhibitions at the Hidden Beach...
The Hidden Beach Resort is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort for nudists. Located on the Mayan Riviera, the Hidden Beach Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in the nude.
What Happens During Lent in Mexico? Events,...
Lent is the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Find out how Lent is observed in Mexico.
Spring break, the Cancun Food Festival and more...
Spring break is in full swing this month, and there are also festivities surrounding the spring equinox. Find out what else is on in Mexico in March.
Spanish Phrases to Learn Before You Go to Mexico
Learn a few simple phrases in Spanish before your trip to Mexico.
Discover Mexico City's historical center on foot
Visit Mexico City's important sights in this walking tour of the nation's capital, which will take you from the Zocalo to the Alameda.
All You Need to Know about Using Phones in Mexico
This guide will give you information on how to make and receive Mexico phone calls, with information about country and area codes and emergency numbers.
What is a tourist card and how do I get one?
A tourist card, or FMT, is a tourist visa required for tourists in Mexico who will be staying longer than 72 hours, or traveling outside the United States-Mexico border zone.
What You Need to Know about Mexican Currency...
A run-down with pictures of Mexican money, from the 1,000 peso to the 20 peso bill.
Worried About Montezuma’s Revenge? 6 Ways...
A case of upset stomach can put a severe cramp in your vacation. Learn what measures you can take to prevent the dreaded
Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.
Tulum, stunning Mayan archaeological site on...
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
Mexico Travel Do's and Don'ts
Find out what you should and shouldn't do for your Mexico vacation with these dos and don'ts.
Discover the 9 beautiful bays of Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco, or Las Bahias de Huatulco, is a beach resort area located on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Mexico
Here are ten of Mexico's most breathtaking natural wonders. From miles-deep canyons to stunning volcanoes, Mexico is home to some awe-inspiring landscapes.
What to Know Before Buying an All-Inclusive...
Before you buy a Mexican all-inclusive vacation there are some factors you should consider to help you choose the all-inclusive resort that's best for you.
Can I drink the water in Mexico?
Travelers to Mexico FAQ - Can I drink the water?
Mexico's 4 Leading Airlines
Here's a list of Mexico's airlines to look into when contemplating air travel in Mexico.
How to Get a US or Canadian Passport
Resources on how to apply for and get a passport to travel to Mexico, including U.S. and Canadian passport holders.
Las Posadas: 9 nights of celebration leading up...
Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24. This celebration re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter.
The Quinceañera, a traditional Mexican...
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.
What you need to know about spring break in...
Answers to the most common questions about spring break in Mexico. When is spring break? Is it safe? What is the best destination in Mexico?
Include these Mexican foods in your Christmas...
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.
Viva Aerobus Airline
Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
Mexico Travel: What to See and Do in Playa del...
Playa del Carmen is a beachfront city on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Find out what to see and do in Playa del Carmen with our Playa del Carmen guide.
4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the...
Four great family friendly all inclusives on Mexico's Riviera Maya, including Akumal Beach Resort.
Loquat (Nisperos)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 5.
Volaris Airline
Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Reserves: When to...
Information about Monarch butterflies and guide to visiting the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico, as well as photos of Monarch butterflies.
7 of Mexico's most colorful Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead festivities take place throughout Mexico, but these are the destinations that are home to the most colorful celebrations.
10 Beautiful Beaches to Discover in Cancun and...
Visitors to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera have a wealth of beaches from which to choose. This guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera will help you decide which beach to go to for your perfect beach getaway.
Interjet Airline
Interjet is a low-cost Mexican airline operating out of Mexico City. Their fleet of Airbus A320s, competitive pricing and variety of destinations both domestic and international, make Interjet a good choice for air travel in and to Mexico.
The Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
Just 25 minutes north of Cancun lies an undisturbed peninsula of white sandy beaches and virgin jungle. Isla Blanca is a secret little hideaway framed by the Caribbean Sea and the Chacmuchuk Lagoon.
8 Essential Tips for Female Travelers in Mexico
Tips for women traveling in Mexico. These tips will help you stay safe and have a pleasant time during your Mexican vacation.
Discover the wonders of Mexico's Yucatan...
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide range of activities and attractions from beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, colonial cities and vibrant culture.
Mexican Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.
Cozumel Island
Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, one of the main ports of call for Mayan Riviera cruises, and Mexico's best scuba diving destination.
You'll Be Tempted by Temptation Resort and Spa...
The Temptation Resort and Spa in Cancun is an adult-only all-inclusive resort with three topless-optional swimming pools and fun adult activities.
Chichén Itzá Visitor's Guide
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, was the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization and is one of the New 7 World Wonders.
Why to Stay at El Dorado Royale Resort in Mexico
A review of El Dorado Casitas Royale, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Mamey
The mamey fruit has a brown skin and fleshy orange pulp that is remarkably sweet. Page 3.
Summertime... not a bad time to visit Mexico!
Reasons to travel to Mexico in summer. Find out about summer weather in Mexico, summer festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year. Here's a look at what Mexico has to offer in the months of June, July and August.
Tulum
Tulum, on the Mayan Riviera, is a small town with a gorgeous beach and beautiful Mayan ruins. Page 18.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mexico City
There are plenty of options in Mexico City for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of free things to do in Mexico City.
7 drinks to order on your Mexican vacation
Branch out beyond the usual on a visit to Mexico - here are 7 drinks to order when you want to try something new and different.
Should You Visit Mexico During Rainy Season?
Find out when is rainy season in Mexico and some ideas for travel during that time of year.
Mexico Trivia Quiz
Mexico Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge of Mexican geography, history and culture Sorry, but this quiz
Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.
Piñata
Breaking a piñata is an important part of a Mexican fiesta. Learn about the history and significance of this activity, and the song that accompanies it.
How Does Mexico Celebrate Carnival?
Mexican Carnival celebrations are colorful and exuberant. Find out how Carnaval is celebrated throughout Mexico.
Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo: Sun,...
A beach resort area at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the towns of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the area between them known as the Corridor.
Celebrating the Spring Equinox in Mexico
The spring equinox is celebrated in Mexico with spring festivals and parades, but the main events of this day take place in archaeological sites.
What Is Día de la Candelaria in Mexico...
Dia de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, is celebrated in Mexico on February 2nd. Find out about the origins of this fiesta and the celebrations that occur on this date.
Find out what's on in Mexico in the month of...
April is a great month to visit Mexico: the weather is generally hot and dry, so it's a great time to hit the beach, but there are plenty of events to keep you busy as well.
Mexico City Airport Guide
Find out how to get to and around the Mexico City Airport with this guide to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport.
A colorful display of diversity: Oaxaca's...
The Guelaguetza is a traditional folk dance festival which is celebrated in Oaxaca at the end of July. Find out the dates in 2014.
10 Can't-Miss Attractions for Your Mexican...
Mexico's attractions are incredibly varied from its miles of gorgeous beaches, fascinating ancient sites and beautiful colonial architecture to its colorful festivities and rich cultural traditions.
Is Mexico Safe for Tourists? Get the Truth...
Many people contemplating travel to Mexico worry about whether or not it is safe. Here are some safety tips and advice on where to go.
What is the definition of Mesoamerica?
The term Mesoamerica refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from central Mexico down through Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Anona - Cherimoya
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 6.
All You Need to Know to Travel Mexico by Bus
Bus travel in Mexico can be both efficient and economical. Many long-distance bus lines provide excellent service across the country.
Cancun
Cancun, on Mexico's Pacific coast, has a beautiful bay and wild nightlife. Page 2.
Transportation in Mexico
Find out the best way to get around Mexico with this list of modes of transportation and the pros and cons of each.
What you need to know about travel to Puerto...
Puerto Vallarta is a popular beach resort area and an important port of call for cruise ships.
Playa Sonrisa
Playa Sonrisa is a clothing optional hotel in Xcalak on Mexico's Costa Maya.
Los Cabos
Los Cabos, located on the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, is a popular beach resort area. Page 7.
Great Mexican Resorts Where the Kids Stay Free
Find out about some resorts in Mexico offering kids stay free specials.
The Maya from ancient times to the present day
The Maya occupied a vast area covering southeast Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo and...
In Mexico the Cinco de Mayo holiday is a commemoration of a battle that took place in Puebla in 1862. Festivities in Puebla are particularly vibrant.
Do Canadian citizens need a passport to travel...
Entry requirements for Canadian citizens traveling to Mexico
How to Bring Your Pet to Mexico
Planning a trip to Mexico and want to take you pet? Find out the rules for entering Mexico with pets and what steps you should take in advance.
Ixtapa
Ixtapa, located on the Pacific coast of the state of Guerrero, offers modern tourist amenities on a stretch of gorgeous coastline. Page 6.
Guavas (Guayabas)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 4.
Magnificent archaeological site near Mexico City
Tips for touring the popular Teotihuacan archaeological site located north of Mexico City, including the famous Pyramid of the Sun. Page 4.
Millions of Catholics travel to this religious...
The Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City is located on Tepeyac Hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
Discover the National Museum of Anthropology in...
Information about the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: how to get there, hours, highlights.
Merida and Cancun: A One Week Itinerary
Merida is a colonial city in the Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a suggested itinerary for a few days in Merida.
Soursop (Guanabana)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 2.
Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula
Among the Yucatan Peninsula's most fascinating attractions are the amazing Mayan ruins which can be found throughout the area.
Mexico’s Best White-Sand Beaches: 7...
The stunning beaches at Punta Mita are among our favorite white-sand beaches in Mexico. Page 5.
Pomegranate (Granada)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 8.
Huatulco
Huatulco, on the Pacific coast of the state of Oaxaca, is a beautiful beach destination. Page 5.
Prickly Pear (Tuna)
Here are some tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 7.
Cobá archaeological site is home to the...
A description of the Mayan archeological site Coba, located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, which contains several pyramids and ruins.
Oaxaca City and Huatulco: A One Week Itinerary
Oaxaca City, the capital of Oaxaca state, is a colonial city with a strong indigenous presence.
Beyond Chips and Guac: The Best Food in the...
Information about Yucatecan cuisine and a glossary of popular dishes found in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Mexico City Bus Stations
There are four main long-distance bus stations in Mexico City. Determine which station you need to get to for buses to your destination.
Mexico's Best Surf for Beginners
Mexico is a great destination for learning to surf. Find out where to find the best surf spots and surf camps in Mexico for beginners.
Agave Flowers
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 9.
What is a degustation menu?
Description of a degustation menu, a popular option in many restaurants today.
Mazatlán
Mazatlán is a well-established tourist destination that maintains its Mexican traditions and atmosphere. The vibe is laid back, but there's no lack of fun thanks to the host of water sports and wildlife watching activities available. Page 8.
Coffee Tree
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 10.
When is carnival celebrated in Mexico?
Carnival is celebrated in Mexico each spring. The exact dates vary from year to year. Find out when carvaval is celebrated in Mexico.
Xel-Há Park
Xel-Ha is a nature park in the Riviera Maya where you can snorkel, float on an inner tube, ride a zip-line and enjoy many other activities in the water and on land.
The 10 Best Beach Bars on Mexico's Riviera Maya
Our 10 favorite beach bars on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Great beach bars from Cancun to Akumal.
Must visit in Mexico City: La Casa Azul, Frida...
The family home of Frida Kahlo offers a glimpse into this Mexican artist's life.
Get your thrills at an eco-archaeological theme...
Xcaret is an eco-archaeological theme park in the Mayan Riviera where you can learn about the area's culture, flora and fauna as well as enjoy water activities.
Mexican Flag Shooter (Bandera Mexicana)
This is recipe for a layered shooter with the colors of the Mexican flag, perfect for Mexican fiestas like Cinco de Mayo.
What is Pibil?
A definition of pibil, a dish from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Guadalajara
Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city and has beautiful colonial architecture. Page 3.
WiFi at the Mexico City Airport
Most airports in Mexico do not offer free WiFi, but if you need to connect to the internet, here's a tip for getting WiFi.
Dengue Fever in Mexico
Information about Dengue fever in Mexico, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid infection.
Mexican Food
See some photos of Mexican food in this Mexican food photo gallery.
Acapulco
Acapulco, on Mexico's Pacific coast, has a beautiful bay and wild nightlife.
Mexico's Ancient Civilizations
Mesoamerica was home to many cultural groups. Here are descriptions of the most important of Mexico's ancient civilizations, and archaeological sites.
Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico's sprawling capital city, has much to offer visitors. Page 10.
Puerto Vallarta
A directory listing of destinations in Mexico. Consult this listing to decide where to go in Mexico. Page 14.
Top Things to Do in Acapulco
Find out what to do on your Acapulco vacation: From seeing the cliff divers, to taking a ride in a glass-bottom boat, you'll find plenty to see and do in Acapulco.
Independence Day in Mexico
On September 15th and 16th Mexican Independence is celebrated throughout the country with a variety of activities.
Buying Gas in Mexico
Find out some tips for buying gas in Mexico.
Get around Mexico City the easy way: take the...
Taking the Turibus is a stress-free way to get around Mexico City.
Isla Holbox Guide
A guide to Holbox, an island near Cancun, known for its whale shark tours and great bird watching. Isla Holbox, Mexico, a great beach vacation.
Banks and schools close on these national...
Find out what days are national public holidays in Mexico when banks, schools and government offices are closed.
What is the tourist tax refund and how do I get...
Find out about tax refunds for tourists to Mexico, see if you're eligible to receive a tax refund, and how to go about claiming your tax refund.
Spending Valentine's Day in Mexico? How to...
Find out how Mexicans celebrate Valentine's Day, known as the Dia del Amor y la Amistad, and how to spend it if you're in Mexico on February 14th.
Guanajuato City
Guanajuato is a colonial city recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It is a city which has a lot of cultural happenings throughout the year, as well as beautiful architecture. Page 4.

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